Sometimes when we need a kick, we'll run and get a coffee.
There's a guy in Bismarck, though, that when he needed a kick...
He started roasting and selling it, rather than just drinking it.
When you meet him, you won't be surprised.
Mike Chaussee has the story...
Century High School's swim team practices at 4:00 every day.
Brian Jackson helps coach.
It's one way he keeps in touch with his passions.
(Brian Jackson/Mighty Missouri Coffee) "I always have something I'm trying to do"
Swimming...hiking, biking, running..
He started scuba diving.
And underwater spear fishing.
"You get 30 feet of visibility and just dive down like free dive down and shoot fish...so there's nothing more fun than that," says Jackson.
He like challenges.
He's used to them.
But he's not used to this challenge.
"I call it the Great Bambino...it's a 25 kilo coffee roaster - so this has been a big project," says Jackson.
"It came in this big elephant crate that took up the entire semi - and I thought 'I'm in over my head' - and it came in a hundred pieces. No manual, and it was just here you go," says Jackson.
He hired plumbers, electricians, vent guys...gas guys..to help him figure it out.
"So this has been like a nightmare, but a good one," says Jackson.
He's still trying to tackle the beast.
He put in a new vent system last week.
But when Brian and the Great Bambino get along.....
"Then you dump coffee, then it cools right away," says Jackson.
They make a pretty tasty tandem.
Jackson roasts, grinds, (nats) and sells Mighty Missouri Coffee...right here in Bismarck.
"I'm a North Dakota boy through and through," says Jackson
It's on the shelves at area supermarkets and coffee shops.
(Charlyne Kemmesat/Boneshaker Coffee) "I knew that whatever he'd do it in a quality way and I love his stuff. He did a cupping for us. So much fun. And I was impressed."
He'll deliver just about anywhere...
(NAT - walking into church and meeting with pastor)
Mighty Missouri's slogan is...Another Day, Another Adventure.
Sounds a bit like Jackson himself.
And that's the plan...
"If I could take people on a biking trip and call it Mighty Missouri Adventure - that would be awesome. So that's when I've reached it. I haven't gotten there yet," says Jackson.
He hasn't gotten there...yet.
With photojournalist Tom Palanuk, Mike Chaussee, KX News
Jackson also built the web site for Mighty Mo himself.
And, he plays in a band - who's music you can hear on that site.
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